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Descendants of Leonard m. Christina Ellsworth

Family Group Sheet With Links to Descendants
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Husband: Leendert Jacobse Vandergrift
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Birth: 1655 New Amsterdam B: 
Baptism: 19 Dec 1655 E: 
Death: 1724 Bucks Co., Pennsylvania SP: 
Marriage: 3 Nov 1678 SS: 
Father: Jacob Leendertsz Vandergrift ( - )
Mother: Rebecca Fredricksd Lubbertsen ( - )
Other spouse: Christina Garretsen ( - )
Marriage: 6 Oct 1721 First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia,
Other spouse: Sarah ( - )
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Wife: Christina (Styntje) Ellswaerts (Elsworth)
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Children
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1 M Jacob Vandegrift
Birth: 1679 New Amsterdam, New York B: 
Baptism: 20 Sep 1679 E: 
Death: 1750 New Castle County Delaware SP: 
Probate: 16 Jan 1754 New Castle County Delaware 
Spouse: Sarah ( - )
Spouse: Mary ( - )
Marriage: 
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2 M Christoffel Vandegrift
Baptism: 6 Aug 1681 New York B: 
Birth: Aug 1681 Dutch Reformed Church of New York E: 
Death: bef 1744 New Castle County Delaware SP: 
Spouse: Sarah Druith ( - )
Marriage: 7 Apr 1704 
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3 F Rebecca (Sarah) Vandegrift
Birth: Dec 1683 Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York B: 
Baptism: 15 Dec 1683 E: 
Death: bef Dec 1743 Bucks Co., PA SP: 
Spouse: Albertus Van Sandt ( - )
Marriage: 8 Nov 1704 First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia,
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4 M Abraham Vandegrift
Birth: 1686 Dutch Reformed Church of Richmond County B: 
Baptism: 4 Jul 1686 Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, Ne E: 
: SP: 
Spouse: Maritje Van Sandt ( - )
Marriage: 17 Oct 1716 First Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pa 
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5 F Anneken Vandegrift
Baptism: 7 Apr 1689 B: 
Birth: Apr 1689 Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York E: 
Death: Died young SP: 
Spouse: Andrew Duow ( - )
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6 F Elizabeth Vandegrift
Baptism: 8 Oct 1691 Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York B: 
Birth: Oct 1691 New York E: 
: SP: 
Spouse: Francis Kroesen (1689-1758)
Marriage: 3 Mar 1716 
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7 F Annetje Vandegrift
Birth: 12 Jun 1695 New York B: 
Baptism: 12 Jun 1695 E: 
: SP: 
Spouse: Cornelis King ( - )
Marriage: 22 Oct 1715 
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8 F Christina Vandegrift
Birth: 1697 Pa., or NY. B: 
Death: 24 Dec 1778 North Carolina ? E: 
: SP: 
Spouse: Francis King ( -1753)

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HUSBAND NOTES: Leendert Jacobse Vandergrift
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Baptism (19 Dec 1655): (1)
Death (1724 or 1725): His estate was administered 18 Feb 1725.
General: Leonard purchased 241 acres of land in Bensalem Township in 1697 and 
later bought 74 more acres. He was an elder in the Bensalem Church and was 
commissioned Justice of the Peace 3 Dec. 1715. He died ca 1724/25, as his estate 
was administered 18 Fe. 1725. Styntjie died prior to 6 Oct. 1721, as on that 
date Leonard m. (2) in the first Presb. Church of Philadelphia, Christina 
Garretsen. (2,3)

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WIFE NOTES: Christina (Styntje) Ellswaerts (Elsworth)
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General: Surname has been Americanized to ELLSWORTH.

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CHILD NOTES: Jacob Vandegrift
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General: Jacob Vandegrift, the eldest son of Leendert and Styntje (Ellswart) 
Vandegrift was baptized in the Dutch church at New Amsterdam September 20, 1679, 
the witnesses being the grandparents, Jacob Leendertsen and Rebecca.

He married Sarah ----------? and at some time removed to Appoquinimink Hundred, 
New Castle County, Delaware. His will was probated in New Castle, January 16, 
1754. His sons Jacob and Leonard were named executors.

His children: Leonard bpt. 29 Sep 1718 m. Lydia
Jacob (little is known of this son)
Christian m. James Atkinson
Ann m. Cornelis King 22 Oct 1715 (See Annetje d/o Leendert 
& Christina)
Elizabeth

King Book, Vol II. Salt Lake City Library. 929.273 K581KJ

(4)

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CHILD NOTES: Christoffel Vandegrift
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General: Ralph Dean document only lists one child, Leonard bap 2 Jan 1709 who 
married Marya, d/o Lewis Jeton.

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CHILD NOTES: Rebecca (Sarah) Vandegrift
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General: The family migrated to New Castle County, Delaware, where Rebecca died. 
When Albertus Wan Sandt's will was probated in that county, on January 11, 1753, 
he names his wife as Sarah. Since it is not known when Rebecca died, it is not 
possible to say whether all the children named in Albert's will were by Rebecca.

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CHILD NOTES: Abraham Vandegrift
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Baptism (4 Jul 1686): Witnesses to the baptism were Clement Elsenwaert and 
Brechtle Elsenwaert.

General: Abraham was the only son of Leendert who remained in Bucks County and 
he was granted the letters of administration for his father's estate and in 
documents was known as "Abraham VANDEGRIFT, by the River."

Administration Papers were granted on his estate in 1748 (File #641, Bucks 
County) Mary's will was probated in 1750 (File #676, Bucks County)

*Children are ordered according to "King Book, Vol. II", and not in birth order.

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CHILD NOTES: Anneken Vandegrift
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Baptism (7 Apr 1689): Witnesses to the baptism were Stoffel Elswaert and Anneken 
Jans.

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SOURCES
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1. Baptisms of the Dutch Reformed Church in New York.
2. Mildred Corson William & Rebecca Maude Bradley, Vandegrift: A Working 
Tool, Pp 19-28 covers first 5 generations of Leonard's descendants.
3. Ralph H. Dean, Privately published genealogy. (Ralph H. Dean
1637 Truckee Way
Woodland, CA 95695), pg. 9, #4.
4. Ibid., Jacob Van der Grift, bap. 20 Sep 1679 d. Newcastle, Del. His will, 
dated 12 Apr 1750 and proved 16 Jan 1754, named wife Sarah, and five children. 
The children: (1) Leonard, bap 29 Sep 1718, (2) Jacob, (3) Christina, (4) Ann, 
(5) Elizabeth.